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Cats, with their whimsical antics and graceful movements, have long been the joy of many households. However, as they age, just like humans, they are prone to certain health challenges. One such condition, especially prevalent in older cats, is Potassium deficiency. It's a term that might sound technical but has real-life implications for our feline companions. Here, we'll discuss this condition's significance, its symptoms, and how products like Samaxia's 'K for Cat' are making a difference.


Potassium deficiency in Older Cats: What You Need to Know

Potassium deficiency refers to the decrease in blood potassium levels. Potassium, primarily found inside cells, plays a pivotal role in a cat's health. As the most abundant intracellular cation in the organism, it serves both as an enzyme cofactor and in maintaining the cell's membrane potential.

It's particularly common in older cats, which means age often adds a layer of vulnerability. Symptoms of potassium deficiency can range from muscle weakness, constipation, and the more pronounced neck ventroflexion (a downward bend of the neck) to cardiac arrhythmias. Among these symptoms, a crucial one that pet owners should be alert about is a decreased appetite. Since food is the main source of potassium, appetite loss will not only perpetuate the problem but lead to other complications if not addressed promptly.

The Imperative of Regular Monitoring

The subtlety of potassium deficiency's symptoms underscores the importance of regular health check-ups for our pets. Regular monitoring, especially in older cats, is essential to assess Potassium deficiency. It becomes doubly crucial if your vet has recommended potassium supplementation for your cat. This ensures that the potassium balance is maintained and there aren't any adverse effects from the supplementation.


Samaxia's 'K for Cat': A Leap Forward in Pet Care

Recognising the challenges and the gaps in care, Samaxia introduced 'K for Cat', a complementary feed formulated with a rich potassium content. Designed for both cats and dogs, it assists in restoring serum potassium levels, especially under veterinarian supervision.

But what makes 'K for Cat' stand out is its meticulous design keeping in mind the needs of our beloved pets, ensuring they lead a healthy life, filled with the zest and energy they're known for.

Discover the benefits of 'K for Cat' by Samaxia here.


Wrapping Up

Caring for our feline friends means understanding the challenges they might face, especially as they age. Potassium deficiency, though prevalent, is manageable with timely intervention and the right care products. With innovations like 'K for Cat' by Samaxia, ensuring our cats remain their spirited selves becomes a touch easier. Remember, our pets rely on us for their well-being; let's make every effort count.

Click below to replay the recent presentation delivered by Dr Sarah Caney and hosted by The Webinar Vet on raising the awareness of Hypokalaemia with  ‘Diagnosis and management of hypokalaemia in cats'.  

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